BAND:
contact@esmerine.com

ESMERINE ARTIST PAGE AT CONSTELLATION:
cstrecords.com/esmerine

LABEL:
CONSTELLATION
phone: 514 279 9705
ian@cstrecords.com

PRESS INQUIRIES:
Joni Sadler
phone: 514 279 9705
joni@cstrecords.com

LICENSING/PUBLISHING:
Don Wilkie
phone: 514 279 9705
don@cstrecords.com

MANAGEMENT:
Ryhna Thompson
ENVISION
ryhna@envisionmanagement.com

BOOKING – EUROPE:
John Fitzgerald
BELMONT BOOKINGS
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam, Netherlands
John/UK office: +44 77 65 02 16 90
fitz@belmontbookings.nl

BOOKING – USA:
Robin Taylor
INLAND EMPIRE
169 Richardson St, Suite 2
Brooklyn, NY 11222
phone: 718 389 7100
robin@inlandempiretouring.com

BOOKING – CANADA | WORLD:
Bruce Cawdron
MADRONA BOOKING
madrona.booking@gmail.com

Esmerine

Esmerine was co-founded by percussionist Bruce Cawdron (Godpseed You! Black Emperor) and cellist Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. ZionSaltland) in 2001, soon after the two met while recording the first Set Fire To Flames album Signs Reign Rebuilder. Esmerine released two critically-acclaimed albums of minimalist, eloquent modern chamber music in the first half of that decade on their own Madrona Records imprint: If Only A Sweet Surrender To The Nights To Come Be True (2003) and Aurora (2005). These albums had one foot in the new music/experimental terrain of contemporaries like Rachel’s or Town And Country and the other in a more visceral and lyrical instrumental landscape, as cultivated by the likes of The Dirty Three (and Godspeed themselves).

Foon parted ways with Silver Mt. Zion in 2008, Cawdron returned to the GY!BE drum chair for a couple of years (when Godspeed reunited in 2010 following a long hiatus) and Esmerine began charting a course of renewed activity, along with an intentionally collaborative agenda through this period (in the spirit of the annual Montréal concerts that the duo hosted throughout the 2000s, which featured diverse arrays of invited guest players). La Lechuza (2011) and Dalmak (2013) were both released on Constellation to broad acclaim, with each album grounded in a specific set of collaborations that expanded the band’s sonic and stylistic palette, while remaining anchored by Cawdron’s mallet playing (chiefly on marimba) and Foon’s expressive cello. Most recently, Esmerine has solidified into a core quintet, with Cawrdron and Foon joined by percussionist Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands), multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson, and bassist Philippe Charbonneau.

 
 
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